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in utah. >>> toyota says it hasn't been notified about a multimillion dollars fine from the u.s. government. sources say the government is proposing 16 and a half million dollars in fines for toyota, saying the car maker failed to quickly alert regulate% a dangerous defect with gas pedals in millions of its vehicles. once that fine is handed down toyota has two weeks to accept or contest it. >>> police are investigating a fatal car crash in northeast baltimore overnight. these are photos by a wjz freelancer. a single vehicle crashed at more ravian road and sinclair line. one person is dead. one other person was take to be johns hopkins hospital. we have no word on their current condition at this hour. >>> at the state house in annapolis, time running out to pass much talked about pieces of legislation including tougher laws against sex offenders. right now it looks like that might not happen. andrea fujii is live with the latest. >> good morning andrea. >> reporter: good morning everyone. there are nearly half a dozen pieces of legislation waiting to the be voted on, strengthe
>>> on our broadcast this monday night, the max, the feds hit toyota with the maximum possible fine for those defective gas pedals. is this the beginning. >>> game on. tiger woods gets ready for the masters and meetshe press. >>> shakeup. a california earthquake hits southern california. how bad was it and what is to come. >>> and the underdogs. they seemingly came out of nowhere. tonight they play for all the marbles and now you will know their names. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. we begin with a breaking news story out of west virginia where there has been an accident and apparent explosion in a coal mine. getting coal out of the ground is a daily part of life in that part of the country. it appears disaster has struck the mining industry once again. ron allen has been following this story since the first word of possible loss of life and miners trapped underground. >> reporter: it is difficult to tell exactly what has happened. an explosion in a coal mine can be a difficult and deathly situation. 21 miners are unaccount
that toyota is fined by the federal government of $16.4 billion for not notifying them, and that is the largest fine ever. so we are seeing a dip, but there are recovery in shares of toyota, but nonetheless, that is a significant story, and again, wrapping up the headline, the dow jones industrial average inching so closely to dow 11,000, a place it has not been since september of 2008. however, it with elusive on this day, maria. >> thank you, scott. a big day for energy. oil prices surging past $86 a barrel, and heavy volume as well, and here is sharon epperson at the nymex with that story and this is another one that won't quit, sharon. >> right. since october of 2008 have we seen prices at these levels. when you look at oil prices over the last week and month, you will see how we broke out of the recent range and decidedly so and where are the oil prices headed? well, almost every analyst says little technical resistance to where we are to $90 a barrel. you add to that the fact of positive economic data on jobs and pending home sales today and service sector and man
. >>> toyota could face another fine from the federal government. the transportation department warned toyota the accelerator pedal problem that led to a recall was the result of tw separate defects that may require two separate remedies. the government has already fined toyota $16 million about the gas pedal problem. >>> the reserve unit 4 -- responsible for abusing iraqi prisoners will be mobilized for the first time this year. an army spokesman said the 372nd military police company based out of maryland is scheduled to go to iraq. the 372nd gained international spotlight back in 2004, when abuse photos taken at abu ghraib became public. seven members of the unit were charged, six served prison time. >>> the vatican has offered its side of the story. this follows a report accusing pope benedict of not removing a pedophile priest when he was a cardinal 25 years ago. the vatican says pope benedict played no part in blocking removal of the pedophile priest, but in 1985 a document bearing his signature suggest the pope may have tried to protect the priest. the priest is now 63 years old and a
. >> setting on your bills may be just a mouse click away, and toyota announces another recall. >> toyota has announced yet another recall involving support utility vehicles from 2003. toyota says they have no reports of accidents or injuries. owners will receive a software upgrade so they can fix the problem. the newly merged stanley black and decker has announced its first round of layoffs of 30 employees this week. last month, stanley bought black and decker in a four $0.50 billion deal. at the time, the companies said they expected 250 employees to be trimmed from maryland area. the nation's largest retailer is looking to slow its opening of supercenters and build smaller stores. a perfect example is in baltimore where walmart is planning to open a store in remington. some analysts believe the company is starting to run out of places to build supercenters. every dollar helps in this tough economy, whether you want to find a cheaper place to rent or cut down on their car payment. there are websites that can help you keep more of your dollars in your wallet. >> i was able to save $20,000. >
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and some are still missing. >>> plus, safety cover-up. the government accuses toyota of skirting the law. the historic fine being leveled against the auto giant. >>> and, bargain hunters. the couple that gives frugal a whole new meaning. your junk becomes their treasures. it's tuesday, april 6th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm todd connor in for jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> we begin with that developing story from west virginia. a coal mine explosion has killed at least 25 workers. >> mine safety officials say it appears that methane gas caused the explosion, just as in the sago disaster four years ago. the mine located in montcoal, west virginia. john donvan reports. >> reporter: there was an explosion at about 3:30 in the afternoon, and it was felt from some distance, as we heard from one of the miners who works there. >> we were on our way to go out to the other side of the mountain on the ueb side. but we got caught up in -- it was almost like a tornado. i mean, we got -- it stopped us dead because we couldn't go any farther because there
is made up of volunteers just trying to improve their community. >>> at 6:05. new developments in toyota's troubles. jessica doyle is live with a look at some company e-mails. >> that's right. new evidence that toyota was not on the up and up with drivers and officials about its massive safety problems. a newly recovered internal e-mail reveals deep concerns that the company wasn't dealing with the safety problems effectively and could damage toyota's reputation. on january 21st, toyota announced it would recall 2.3 million vehicles to address problems with sticking accelerator pedals in six vehicle models. it already recalled more than four million vehicles regarding gas pedals that could get stuck in floor mats but five days before the very new recall a pr executive at toyota warned colleagues that "we need to come clean." about accelerator problems. irv miller writes an internal e-mail -- this new e-mail could fan existing criticism from earlier this week. the transportation secretary hit toyota with the maximum civil fin allowable from the federal government. the transportation depar
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-mail that has surfaced. the e-mail was written by a now retired toyota executive. it it raising new questions about toyota's response to safety problems with its vehicles and we get the details now from phil lee bow in chicago. >> another damaging piece of information regarding toyota and whether or not it was dragging it's feet in terms of alerting the public for 2.3 million vehicles, the damaging information comes from this company e-mail cents from an executive five days before the company rrled 2.3 million vehicles. in the e-mail irv miller, who retired from toyota, says i hate to break this to us, but we have a tendency for mechanical fail near accelerator pedals off a certain manufacturer on certain mol models. we need to come clean. the worlds "come clean" are getting a lot of attention. it was sent five days before the recall on january 21st. within the last week toyota fined 16 plt 4 million just under 16.4 by the department of transportation for being slow in alerting authorities to the recall of the gas pedzals. the d.o.t. says they hid the defect. toyota says we understand the con
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. that's a live press conference taking place at 6:30 eastern. >>> new details that some of toyotas employees are not happy about how the auto giant handled safety concerns about the faulty gas pedals. the call from one executive came back in january five days before a huge recall. his message was clear. we need to come clean. our deb feyerick is tracking the developments for us this morning. she joins us now. so this was an executive that said, we need to make changes? >> those words, we have to come clean gets a lot of attention. it is clear that toyota executives were scrambling to find out the best way to deal with their huge accelerator problems. one of the company's top public relations executives warned toyota, we need to come clean about the sticking pedals. they are saying that toyota was not protecting their customers by keeping quiet about this. in the e-mail by toyota's recently retired u.s. vice president for affairs, herb miller writes, we have a tendency for mechanical failure in accelerator problems. the time to hide is over. it was sent in january, days before the m
. >> reporter: i would agree, yeah. >>> this does not look good here. a toyota executive sent an e-mail saying "we need to come clean" and it came just a few days before their big recall. jennifer, shed some light it appears on what the automaker may have known about the problem of runaway cars and when they knew it. >> also they knew this was a big deal that needed to be handled and that maybe the culture from headquarters from tokyo, well, not tokyo but from japan wasn't necessarily handling it the way it needed to be handled in the country. in new company documents uncovered an american toyota executive was writing basically to his colleagues saying "we need to come clean about the safety problems, the time to hide on this one is over." now it was sent just five days before the massive recall of millions of toyotas. the memo was obtained by the associated press. toyota has no comment on this e-mail and with all of these court cases coming up they'll probably have a lot of no comments. they're repeating, "we are already acknowledging we know we did a poor job of communicating" and they've sa
years after the >>> then, elian gonzalez, a young man ten years after the international tu >>> toyota has two weeks to decide if it will challenge a record fine the government is proposing over those sticky gas the government accuses the company of hiding the dangerous defects for months. and proposes $16.4 million penalty. toyota has recalled more than 6 million vehicles in the u.s. because of acceleration problems. toyota says it has taken several steps to improve its communications with regulators and customers. >>> general motors says it will use a safety system on all of its cars that can prevent unintended acceleration. the automaker says all new vehicles worldwide will have the brake override system by 2012. the system reduces power when the driver steps on the break and the accelerator at the same time. >>> overseas stock markets are mixed this morning. tokyo's nikkei average fell 0.5% today. markets are closed in hong kong for a holiday. on wall street, the dow climbed 46 points yesterday. the nasdaq jumped 27 points. >>> home buyers appear to be racing to take advantage of a
. >>> the latest this morning on the efforts to resume flights grounded by disruptive volcanoes. >>> plus toyota is taking action after "consumer reports" magazine advised drivers not to buy a new lexus suv. >>> and things looking up in the forecast. your weather and traffic are next. >>> good morning, time for weather and traffic on this tuesday morning, on tom kierein in storm center 4. we have temperatures around the metro area in the mid and upper 40s. but the shenandoah county getting some patchy frost possible. warren, shenandoah, page, rockingham and augusta counties, high clouds coming in from the west, ahead of the rain-maker that will be here tomorrow morning. for this morning, high clouds around, we'll have sunshine, low 60s by noon. and upper 60s during the afternoon hours. and cloudy tonight, down to near 50 by dawn tomorrow when we'll likely have light rain moving in from the west. occasional light rain tomorrow, highs low 60s. thursday, some sunshine back into the upper 60s. and upper 60s on friday and partly cloudy. a look at the weekend in ten minutes coming up at 4:51. >>> now
. she might have pretty good insight on how to prevent it. >>> and toyota warned to stop sweeping its pedal problems under the floor mat. warned by one of its own executives before the massive recall. >>> we begin with the landmark with nuclear weapons. the deal limits both country's nuclear arsenals, but doesn't block the u.s. from building a missile shield in europe. president obama hailed the strong relationship that he's built with his counterpart and also said that they're working possible sanctions against iran. live from prague. >>> after days of waiting in west virginia, full rescue mode. looking for four miners. will it be rescue or recovery. today could be the day we get an answer. families prepare for the worst. we're going to have cnn's john roberts from naoma, west virginia in just a minute. >>> and kyrgyzstan, with possible problems for the u.s. and afghanistan. you see, the u.s. has a major air base there used for transit, for troops and equipment. the president has fled that started over rising fuel rates. we'll get more on what's happening in afghanistan coming up in
, georgia, phil keating, fox news. >>> toyota is making history but for all the wrong reasons. the record setting fine the government wants them to pay up. >>> set the timer. how long you need to exercise every day to offset a genetic link to obesity. your top five is up next. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ nd howling ] [ male announcer ] it balances you... [ war crashing ] [ male announcer ] ...it fills you with energy... and it gives you what you're looking for to live a more natural life, in a convenient two bar pack. this is nature valley... delicious granola bars made with 100% natural ingredients. nare valley. 100% natural, 100% delicious. >>> a whopping $16.4 million. that's the fine the government is slapping on toyota. it's the biggest penalty ever issued by the transportation department against a car company. the reason? toyota took too long to tell the government about the defective gas pedals. dot says toyota new about the recall but didn't issue till january. over to maureen umeh with your fox 5 top five. >>> bri
. the white house reports for now that meeting is still on the president's schedule. toyota now and what a day. the troubled company will soon pay the largest fine that the united states government has ever issued to any automaker anywhere that is if the government gets its wish. the transportation department pushed toyota to pay $16 million as a civil fine for failing to notify regulators promptly about its pedal problem. that is the maximum penalty allowed. the company now has two weeks to either accept the fine or decide to fight it toyota's recalled more than million vehicles worldwide because of those sticking gas pedals, which we're told could leave drivers behind the wheel of a run away car. peter barnes from the fox business network is live in washington tonight. give us the details behind this final. you know judge napolitano was on with us in "studio b" today when this story broke and he said that doesn't sound like much to me but i guess the max is the max. >> that's right, shep. toyota failed to notify the national traffic safety administration of the sticking problem for at least
in from the associatedded press and news core, our wire service. toyota is about to get slapped with a big fine. toyota motors is accused by the transportation secretary ray lahood of knowingly hiding a dangerous defect for months, not taking action to protect the public and the united states government is seeking a fine against toyota for 16 -- let's see, $16.4 million. the accusation is that toyota hid this sticking pedal defect. they knew about it and hid it for months and as a result they should pay a fine. this is from the transportation secretary ray lahood. we've spoke spoken to our and drew napolitano and he says this is a small fine considering the damage caused. 2.3 million vehicles recalled and accusation people decide as a result but nothing has been found yet. the judge says they should pay it right away because it's a small fine and if they don't, the united states government will sue them to demand they pay $16.4 million, toyota motor company to the united states government as fine for not telling folks about the sticky pedals. >> the butler bulldogs in indiana tips off agai
targeted apartments and other residential buildings. >>> toyota's facing a record fine, more than $16 million for not telling officials quickly enough about safety problems with sticky gas pedals. the department of transportation says toyota hit a dangerous defect for months from u.s. officials. >>> mexico's president got a firsthand look on monday at damage caused by sunday's 7.2 magnitude earthquake just south of the california border. a strong 4.9 aftershock last nightcaped a day of more than 100 smaller tremors. two people died in the quake and at least 45 businesses and about a dozen homes were destroyed in the hardest hit city of mexicali, mexico. >>> a 10-year-old pare air girl is recovering after pretty bad accident over the weekend. her thigh was impaled by a fence post as she was trying to retrieve a ball. doctors performed surgery to remove it from her leg and they expect her now to make a full recovery. it is now eight minutes past the hour. back over to you two, tamron and matt. >> she's lucky. ann, thank you. >>> let us get a check of the weather now from mr. roker. >> t
. >>> still to come in the "newsroom," days before toyota's massive recall in january, a warning to the company from one of the executives. we'll go live to new york to find out what this internal memo had to say. john is a ford and lincoln mercury service technician. very smart. we were just discussing the circumstances by which a person can find himself in four separate places at one time. i didn't really say that. but people come in here for tires, brakes, batteries and oil changes. so it's possible? yes. oh that's brilliant. buy with confidence. thanks to our low price tire guarantee. so, with everything you need in one convenient place why would you go to four separate places? now that's a good question. well, there you go. >>> two hours into the trading day. let's get a quick market check for you right now. you know, it's not just the dow that is down. the nasdaq is down as well. could you give me a number on the nasdaq? i forgot it already. the dow is down 29 points. again, down eight, the nasdaq is down eight. two hours into the trading day. we'll follow both sets of numb
46 while the nasdaq added 27. >>> the government has slapped toyota with a $16.4 million fine, the maximum allowed for covering up its issues with sticky gas pedals. the transportation department says the automaker knew it had a problem in september, but didn't tell regulators until january. toyota has two weeks to accept or contest the penalty. they're expected to appeal. >>> well, general motors has announced it will install a new brake safety measure to prevent sudden acceleration in its own vehicles. the new brake override reduces power to the engine if the driver steps on the gas pedal and brake at the same time. gm says this will be in all-new vehicles by 2012. >>> there's a new government program to help prevent foreclosures. the obama administration will give $3,000 for moving expenses to homeowners who complete a short sale or agree to turn over the deed of the property to the lender. it's for homeowners who are in financial trouble but don't qualify for the modification program. >>> and it's a good spring for strawberry lovers. the cold winter delayed florida's crop
opposition from labor unions and the government. >>> e-mails obtained by the associated press show toyota executives wrestled with how to deal with sticking accelerator pedals. in january, five days before announcing a massive recall, an american vice president wrote, quote, we are not protecting our culsomers by keeping this quiet and the time to hide on this one is over. toyota had no comment. >>> and apple's trying to make multitasking easier. at a news conference, the company is expected to unveil an updated operating system that will allow iphone and ipad users to switch between running programs. the difficulty in doing so has been a major complaint for customers. so getting that all taken care of. >> yeah, people were upset about that. all right. emily smith here in new york. thanks. >>> and just ahead on the "morning news," tiger woods' new commercial hits the airwaves. >>> plus, talk about a rough commute. a bus driver gets tangled up in a fight with passengers. >>> first, maggie rodriguez has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> america the super power, but did you know
against toyota have been sent to a southern california courtroom. u.s. district judge james selna will decide whether toyota should pay more than $3 billion to toyota owners who say their car's resale value dropped drastically because of recalls. others are suing for injuries or death in run away toyota cars. >>> a political battle brewing in the nation's capital as supreme court's leading liberal announces his retirement. john paul stevens plans to step down at the end of the summer when he turns 90 years old. stevens has been at the center of key decisions giving due process to suspected terrorist. the white house is considering nearly a dozen candidates to replace him. >>> so, why spend big bucks on a tropical get away when you can own the most romantic house in the country? this san francisco mansion is for sale for the second time in 30 years. this home is a beacon for romance. love doesn't cost a thing, this house certainly does. that price starts at $45 million. a drop in the bucket for you gigi. >> i was going to say that's not romantic, $45 million is not romantic. shoppi
. a new problem for toyota. >> it has do with an old e-mail. >> and the confederate controversy, why virginia governor bob mcdonald is apologizing. >>> and emergency workers run into an >>> a bb gun scare led to a scare at a prestigious school in the district and two kids are facing charges. police got a 911 call yesterday morning alerting them to someone holding a gun in a car near st. albans school. the school was locked down as the grounds were searched of the national cathedral where the school is located. >> a subsequent canvas resulted in the discovery of what was believed to be a long gun in the the back of a vehicle on the campus. >> that long gun turned out to be a bb gun. an 18-year-old student and another student were arrested. they're facing charges of illegal possession and illegal transportation of a bb gun. >>> d.c. fire and ems were so overloaded with calls this week that one shooting victim never got an ambulance. he had to ride to the hospital on a fire truck. so what happened and how are emergency crewing going to make sure this don't happen again? news 4's jackie
much. there is more trouble this evening for toyota. the transportation department is seeking the maximum civil fine allowable, more than $16 million. it says toyota knew it had a problem with sticky gas pedals in late september but did not tell the government until january. toyota is expected to appeal. now to the earthquake in baja, california. more than 300 aftershocks have been reported since the magnitude 7.7 quake hit yesterday. it was centered south of mexicali and felt in southern california and as far away as phoenix and las vegas. two people in mexico were killed. experts say the toll was minimal because the force of the quake moved northwest away from population centers. bill whitaker now from the california/mexico border. >> reporter: it was the most powerful earthquake to hit the border region in 18 years and it sent people in both mexico and california running from their houses. >> i was so scared for my life. >> reporter: really? you thought you were going to die? >> yeah. >> reporter: the heaviest damage was in mexicali, mexico, the border city of a million peo
is straight ahead. bill: also, what did they know, when did they know it. talking about toyota and the problems with that gas pedal. was there a coverup? reports of the toyota executive urging the company to come clean. it's impossible to replace anybody that you love. she was my great role model, my grammy keaton. it was pretty much of a shock for us when she got colon cancer. we were -- none of us were prepared for that. here's the deal, and this is the bottom line here -- colorectal cancer is the second-leading cancer killer of men and women over the age of 50. and you know what -- this is one that you can prevent. just get screened, okay? i know how precious life is right now. we can all do this. you can do it, i can do it. if i can do it, you can do it, okay? how's that for a deal? arrested a man in san francisco for making threatening phone calls to the house speaker nancy pelosi over health care reform. federal investigators saying that man called pelosi's homes in california and in washington, as well as her husband's office. he's 48-year-old gregory giusti, arrested ye
's interesting. >>> toyota is now recalling cars because of a deceleration problem. jennifer westhoven, good morning. this is the toyota sequoyah suv. you come to a stop sign, and you go to hit the gas, and the acceleration is not catching. this is for the 2003 models. if you have one, contact your toyota dealer for repairs. >>> let's check your family finances two new resources. the new york stock exchange has a site called money sense for advice for saving for retirement, taking out a loan, creating a household budget. maybe if you don't have a 401(k), you may feel i don't know where to go on the web to learn these things. here's something for when you want to teach your kids financial lessons. they are making a e ing ing a cd warren buffett secret millionaires club. he has simple lessons kids could learn. he says things like derivatives are weapons of mass destruction. >> he's classic for the one lines. >> they there will be 26 episodes that will be online to help kids form good money habits. back to you. >> kids of all ages. we can all tune in. >>> the other woman in the john edwards sca
, breaking news on the consumer from steve liesman and smoking gun at toyota. e-mails sent in january warning the company it should come clean about its recall problem. all that still ahead as "squawk box" continues. >> announcer: as we head to the break, here's a look at the widely held stocks. "squawk box" on cnbc returns after this. we are first in business worldwide. >>> here's a disturbing story. a senior toyota executive tried to warn the automaker that it needed to "come clean" on a safety defect affecting accelerator pedals according to an e-mail sent back in january. phil lebeau joins us now with more. phil? >> it was sent from erv miller who retired from toyota shortly after the recall of defective pedals was sent out. it's one of 70,000 documents being looked at in washington and the damaging part of this e-mail from erv miller says that we have a tendency for mechanical failure in accelerator pedals of a certain manufacturer on certain models. we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this is over. we need to come clean. i believe that jim lent
sidewalks. lofty goals. >> his studies are going well. toyota executives and dealers were helping with thousands of recalls. could they have been avoided? >> spend some time cleaning up some trash along the river and you get to do some thing like this for free. >> tiger woods makes the cut as his comeback continues. i am in augusta. >> hd doppler shows rain moving off the coast as gusty winds bring in chilly air. the weekend forecast coming up at camden yards. temperatures in the '50s. temperatures in the '50s. >> good afternoon. i am live in the 11 news room. here is what we are working on for 11 news at 6:00. the city council president is firing back after we showed he is the co-owner of a taxpayer- funded home. officials at the records ate. we are also live at annapolis, where a debate over same-sex marriage popped up. plus, >> tiger woods put in another solid performance despite the scandal that kept him out of the game for four months. >> the finished another round at augusta national and is only two shots off the clubhouse lead heading into the weekend. >> following his best
to about 10%. >>> u.s. safety officials are saying just so you know, they could have fined toyota more than $13 billion. meaning that's how much the fine could have been if there hadn't been a cap on that. the law does cap the fines of 16 million, you may remember that federal officials, the nhtsa, did fine toyota $16 million. a lot less, $16 billion, though, they're saying is what it could have been. now the agency is also saying it's considering a second fine because, according to it, it says there were two separate defects in gas pedals. toyota says it has taken steps to improve communication so it wouldn't be on the hook for that fine, susan. basically what they said was, they found out about it. they're supposed to tell the government five days. they waited two months is what the government says happened. >> all righty. jen, thank you for that. appreciate it. >>> if you've done it lately, you know moving can be a pain, a chore. but it can be even more daunting for older folks. stephanie elam tells us about a company that takes the heavy lifting out of the process in this "small busines
toyota announced a massive recall, a u.s. company executive wrote in an internal e-mail, quote, we need to come clean about accelerator problems. toyota's recently retired group wrote the time to hide on this one is over. the internal e-mail came as toyota officials were on their way to washington to discuss the problems with federal regulators. >> extra doses of antioxidant vitamins do not help cut the chances of one of the most dangerous complications of pregnancy. it's a potentially deadly spike in blood pressure that can spike as the pregnancy increases. this nih funded study that is out in the new england journal of medicine says the supplements don't make a difference. so, the take home message to women, stick to your prenatal multivitamin. >>> the debate over autism and vaccines keeps on going. despite a recent court ruling and a lot of scientific evidence that found no connection between the two. a local group of experts address the controversy today and what they call a dangerous movement against vaccines. peggy fox reports. >> katherine believes without a doubt that her son
against cheating. >>> there are new concerns aboutited to toyota's public image after a questionable e- mail from one top official to another is exposed. he wrote an. mail obtained by the associated press that says, quoted, the time to hide this one is over. the u.s. public relations executive irv miller wrote the note on january 16th, dave days before they announced a massive recall. the obama administration fined toyota $16 million for not alerting government officials quickly enough. no word on whether toyota plans to pay the fine or fight it. >>> whitney houston is in a paris hospital i'm spokesperson for the sing are claims she has an upper respiratory infection. the illness is forcing houston to tea lay her european tour. insiders are already wondering if he will be ready to perform. >>> the ipad not performing so well so far. now, the computer giant is making an admission. >>> the heat will object for one more day before some changes come to our forecast. we are checking the forecast plus your thursday commute all coming up next. you take a look at traffic out on the beltway at
-mail from toyota could prove very costly for the automaker. five days before the massive recall, an executive warned colleagues that, quote, they need to come clean. toyota faces a record fine from the u.s. government for waiting too long to report the problem and dozens of lawsuits. >>> general motors says its sales have increased since the start of the year. and there's a chance it could turn a profit as early as this year. the automaker also says it will pay off its government loan by june, five years ahead of schedule. results would be a sharp turnaround for gm, after losing more than $4 billion in the second half of last year. >>> home buyers are scrambling to close deals as mortgage rates jumped. rates climbed to more than 5.3% in the past week, up over 5%. mortgage rates are going up because of the improving economy, and the end of government programs designed to push them down. many experts predict that will climb as high as 6% as earlies a next year. >>> a look at some of the shortcomings of the ipad. everyone says it's great for watching movies and playing games. but p
people killed, their deaths linked to toyota's acceleration problems. if that doesn't outrage you enough, wait until you hear who knew what and when. some new incredible information coming out of the washington hearing. >>> plus do you stay home from work when you're sick or bring your germs to the office? like it or not, playing hurt is the thing to do these days. jenna has more on why. jon: bottom of the hours, time for a check of the top stories, "-- happening now, dangerous gases force crew necessary west virginia to abandon the search for the four missing coal miners, the crews got within 1000 feet of the rescue chamber where they might be before they had to turn around. >>> middle box, president obama getting ready to host a dinner with 11 central and eastern european leaders, just hours after the president and his russian counterpart signed a new arms control treaty. >>> bottom box, antigovernment protestors in thailand plan a massive street rally tomorrow in defiance of a state of emergency there, the red shirts, as the po testers are known, have been trying to force the prime mi
. laura ingle, thank you very much. the national traffic highway safety administration may slap toyota with greater fines on top of the $16.4 million assessed over the defective accelerator pedals. they say the car maker should be on the hook for $14 billion in penalties except that there is a legal limit on the individual fines against what is set. >>> another tough week for toyota. we learned retired executive wrote an e-mail at toyota saying we need to come clean over defective gas pedals and it was apparently written before the problem was revealed to the u.s. government officials. irve miller was a toyota public affairs vice president, 30-year veteran of the company a few days short of retirement when he wrote an e-mail to japanese counterparts on january 16 of this year. i hate to break this to you, but we have a tendency for mechanical failure in accelerator pedals for a certain manufacturer on certain models. we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this one is over. we need to come clean." noting the key toyota executives were about to mee
, thankfully. >>> there is more evidence that toyota knew about a sticky accelerator before february. the feds are charging them a fine for knowing about a problem that could effect more than 2 million vehicles. according to documents obtained by the associated press, days before the recall was issued, a vice president for public affairs warned the company, it was time to come forward about the safety issue. irv miller wrote in an e-mail, quote, we're not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this one is over. we need to come clean. toyota's new chief for quality in north america says the company could have done better, and will. >> because we're not perfect. and we -- we didn't share the experience that we had in europe. we didn't know about it in north america. that's what we're putting these processes in place. we are looking for our weak points. we are looking for -- where we need to improve. and that's why i believe these six points that toyota has put upon us, his direction, is going to make us a stronger and better company. we have never said we were perfec
with that is almost impossible. >> it's truly perplexing. >>> the u.s. government is seeking to punish toyota for failure to act swiftly over its gas pedal issues. transportation secretary ray lahood is proposing that toyota pay a record fine of nearly $16.4 million after it, quote, knowingly hid a dangerous defect. documents show toyota knew about the defect back in september of last year but waited until late january to issue the recall. toyota still faces private lawsuits which could cost the automaker untold millions more in damages. that's a huge fine. >>> tiger woods took questions during a live news conference yesterday for the first time since his personal scandal broke back in november. woods talked about his affairs, his thanksgiving night accident and his wife, elin, who will not be joining him on the course. he also denied using performance enhancing drugs and discussed how he's looking forward to getting back on the course. >> that first tee i'm looking forward to it. i haven't looked forward to that tee shot in a long time. i've won numerous tournaments over the last few years,
, nbc news reports five days before toyota announced a massive recall over sticky accelerators a recently retired public relations executive warned higher ups, "the time to hide on this one is over." >>> kansas city's federal reserve bank president drove markets into a mini tailspin yesterday when he said keeping interest rates too low for too long would encourage risky financial behavior. that led to the dow's biggest drop since february, dipping by as much as 125 points during the day. its first triple-digit slide since february. all that combined with data showing domestic crude inventories rising sent oil tumbling below $86 a barrel. not surprisingly, energy stocks led the decliners with exxon mobil and oxidental sliding. >>> raised concerns about weak consumer spending. the fed announced consumer borrowing fell by $11.5 billion in february. analysts had expected a modest gain. >>> takeover talk made palm the most traded stock on the nasdaq, spiking 20% on speculation the smart phone maker may be a target. >>> talk about a turnaround. general motors plans to pay off its gov
,000 will lose their benefits every week until the program is renewed. >>> toyota could be facing another hefty fine. u.s. regulators are considering slapping the automaker with another penalty on top of last week's $16.4 million fine. meanwhile, a judicial panel has chosen an l.a. court to hear dozens of lawsuits filed against the company. >>> passengers complained less about airlines last year, but there were also fewer people flying. government statistics show planes were more likely to land on time and bags less likely to get lost. the improvements, though, come as crash-strapped carriers reduce flight schedules and charge for everything from bags and pillows to prime spots in boarding lines. >>> and today kfc is making history. the chicken chain will unveil its double down. that's a sandwich made without bread as you see. instead, two chicken filets will hold together bacon, cheese and the colonel's special sauce. it only has around 500 calories, but comes with enough salt and fat for an entire day. and i think people on the atkins diet have been making versions of that for a long time. >>
. it is not clear when the video was made. >>> days before toyota announced a big recall in january, one executive urged the company to come clean about safety problems. irv miller warned colleagues in a newly surfaced e-mail, "we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet. the time to hide on this one is over. we need to come clean." just five days later, toyota recalled millions of vehicles with gas pedal problems. the executive later retired. >>> federal officials say no criminal charges will be filed against a persian gulf diplomat blamed for the air scare wednesday night. the passenger allegedly joked about lighting his shoe on fire from a flight from washington to denver. >>> four minutes past the hour. let's go back outside once again to tamron and al. >> got some folks from texas, your home state over there. got some birthday -- you're going to be 18? what's your name? >> laurel. >> happy birthday. >> let's check your weather, see what's happening. we got a long line of thunderstorms and showers stretching from the great lakes. snow back through wisconsin. all the way down into
that straight ahead.  >>> first toyota got hit with a record fine on monday. today another civil penalty could be in the works. the transportation department is now telling the automaker that the gas pedals have two different problems and could require two separate solutions to fix. toyota is already facing a $16 million fine for waiting too long to tell the government about those defective gas pedals. >>> a foreclosure fiasco for a georgia couple even though they're not behind on payments. a man legally bought their home at auction and then showed up with the papers. >> reporter: two days ago randy felt like the rug had been pulled out from under her. she found out her house had been sold and it wasn't even on the partial. >> on tuesday my husband was outside working on his truck. a guy came over to him and i think shook his hand and said hi, i just bought this house. so he's thinking to himself, yeah, right, you're joking. they rang the doorbell. i was on the phone. he rings the doorbell and my husband says to me, this guy is the new owner of this house. >> report
the disease. >>> federal regulators are considering a second fine against toyota for failing to notify the government about defective accelerators in a timely manner. they say because the accelerator pedals involved in the recall exhibited two separate defects, two separate remedies may be necessary. toyota has already been fined a record $16.4 million. >>> senator charles schumer's taking aim at airlines charging a fee for carry-on luggage calling the idea a slap in the face to travelers. the new york lawmaker is asking the treasury department to rule that carry-ons are a travel necessity which would make them exempt from extra fees. schumer says if the treasury department fails to act, he plans to introduce legislation. he thinks people have to take their medicine, that sort of thing, it's sort of crucial they're allowed to take big carry-ons. >> it could set a precedent if this goes forward. spirit no less. >> people are going to start shoving stuff under the seat now, it will be a mess. >>> here's your monday forecast. another stormy day out west. heavy rain from l.a. to sacramento
operation. >>> we have a fox 5 follow-up this morning. the feds have slapped a $16.4 million fine on toyota. that's the biggest penalty ever issued by the transportation department against a car company. officials say toyota took too long to tell the government about those defective gas pedals and they knew about the problem back in september and didn't issue the recall until january. they have two weeks to either appeal the fine or pay up. >>> well if your home is on the market, you want to listen closely to the next guest. housing specialist steven fuller is back with an update on area home sales. steven, thank you for joining us and steven is the director for regional analysis for george mason university. and when you were here several weeks ago you talked about a new wave of foreclosures to come and what that could mean for people looking to buy with all of the foreclosed homes. is that still the same on a national basis, the outlook. >> the housing maet is much stronger today than it was two months ago. and the march data aren't out yet but we expect them to be quite good after a week
. new developments in the accelerator problem that forced toyota to recall millions of vehicles. "the associated press" learned that five days before toyota announced the massive nationwide recall, a company executive wrote an internal e- mail and that message read, quote, we need to come clean about accelerator problems that went on to say the time to hide on this one is over and we're protecting the customers by keeping this quiet. we'll continue to follow the story and bring you more as we get it. >>> they all want to be stars but what really goes on when the idol hopefuls are off the stage. a day in the life of idol is coming up. >>> plus, good news for bernie madoff victims. the cash is coming. the apartment is finally off the market. wait until you hear who signed on the dotted line. >>> and tune in to fox 5 morning news tomorrow. steve cheveney sits down with the first lady michelle obama for a one-on-one introduce. her first spots in and around d.c. as she's adjusting to life in the nation's capitol. it's all coming your way here. ith
. and toyota says it has no comment on a potentially damaging internal e-mail from a former u.s. executive. ifr miller wrote, we need to come clean about the gas pedal problems. the time to hide on this one is over. the e-mail was written five days before toyota announced the massive recall. miller has since retired. back to you, eun. >> courtney, thank you. see you tomorrow. >>> he doesn't say much but the smile on the face of this week's "wednesday's child" says it all. he's hoping to share that smile with parents who will love him the way every child deserves. here's barbara harrison. >> hi, anthony. hi! how are you? anthony is a 5-year-old, and although we had never met, he greeted me with the enthusiasm of an old friend. at least until a video caught his attention on the other side of the room. want to see barney? let's see barney. it was actually a bunny, not barney, that he was pointing to. and watching videos is one of his favorite things to do here at his foster home. >> anthony came into care in february 2005. actually, he's been in foster care all of his life. >> reporter: he says an
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